This is an essay by the Dalai Lama from an anthology of Buddhist writers. The name of the book is Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place. I highly recommend this book. ~ Wanda Guthrie
Mr. McCoy is J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006).
Former Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern and vetaran Middle East expert William Polk call for a phased withdrawal of American Troops from Iraq. Their new book is summarized in this must read article.
This is a very good article, an example for those who are asked to explain NSP and our contribution to peace and social justice.
The Older and Wiser Hypothesis
By STEPHEN S. HALL
In 1950, the psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson, in a famous treatise on the phases of life development, identified wisdom as a likely, but not inevitable, byproduct of growing older. Wisdom arose, he suggested, during the eighth and final stage of psychosocial development, which he described as “ego integrity versus despair.” If an individual had achieved enough “ego integrity” over the course of a lifetime, then the imminent approach of infirmity and death would be accompanied by the virtue of wisdom. Unfortunately for researchers who followed, Erikson didn’t bother to define wisdom
Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Dartmouth College and Former Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association
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